Don't throw your cards away – discard them! We rank the top choices for a discard deck in Marvel Snap with this tier list.

Marvel Snap Discard Deck Tier List

Don't throw your cards away – discard them! We rank the top choices for a discard deck in Marvel Snap with this tier list.

A surefire strategy for winning in Marvel Snap is to get into the meta and build a deck around cards that synergize with a particular mechanic. And while destruction decks are fun, they’re also pretty common in the game’s current state. So if you’re a contrarian like me, consider bewildering your foes with a discard deck.

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Using our picks below, you’ll utilize the proverbial waste bin and turn it into raw power. Building a good discard deck can often blindside your opponent, as it can at first look like you aren’t fielding much at all. Let’s get into our picks for best discard cards in Marvel Snap. 

S-Tier Cards


  • Collection: Pool 3
  • Ability: On Reveal: Play all cards you discarded from your hand to random locations.

If you’re gonna’ lean heavily into the discard life, you’ll need a card like Hela that can take advantage of all your discarded cards. Paired with options like Blade, Gambit, and Moon Knight, which all require you to discard a card from your hand when they’re played, you can quickly amass a pile of cards that can turn the tide in your favor when Hela is fielded.

It will take your opponent by surprise in the final turn, too, as it’ll look like you’ve barely fielded a thing before swiftly overwhelming them. 


  • Collection: Pool 2
  • Ability: Ongoing: +2 Power for each time you discarded a card this game.

Remember that bit in the film where he said it’s discardin’ time and then discarded all over those guys? No? Well, dear old Michael is another good pairing with Hela: for each card thrown away for her big reveal, he’ll be morbin’ up that power all the while. 


  • Collection: Pool 1
  • Ability: On Reveal: Discard a card from your hand.

The daywalker himself. He’s just about as strong as you’re gonna’ get for a one-cost card here, and the trade-off for his 3 power will be a boon to anyone intentionally stacking up that discard pile. 

A-Tier Cards

Ghost Rider

  • Collection: Pool 3
  • Ability: On Reveal: Bring back one of your discarded cards to this location.

If it’s getting late in the game and you’ve seen no sign of Hela yet, you could do worse than utilize your pile by sending Ghost Rider in for a rummage. The downside is that Ghostrider’s ability is random, so it cannot be relied upon for high damage if you’ve been on a bit of a spree. However, you can anticipate using Ghost Rider if he turns up early, fielding a discarded high-cost card with a bit of luck from someone like Blade. 

Strong Guy

  • Collection: Pool 1
  • Ability: Ongoing: If your hand is empty, +6 Power.

While the superbly-named Strong Guy doesn’t actually have a discard ability, he’s a worthy addition to your deck for a huge power boost, which you’ll only get to see if you’re discarding your hand left, right, and center. He also doubles up as a good late-game play if you run with a lot of low-cost cards, as the buff still lands if you empty your hand with him. 


  • Collection: Pool 1
  • Ability: When this is discarded or destroyed, play it at a random location.

A pretty vital inclusion for your deck, Wolverine’s pretty much impossible to do away with. If you serve Wolverine up as fodder for any card that requires a sacrifice to come into play, he’ll hop onto the field due to his ability. He’s also viable for a destroy deck for the same reason. 


  • Collection: Pool 3
  • Ability: On Reveal: Discard a card from your hand. Destroy a random enemy card.

Gambit’s late-game for sure, and he barely contributes at all in terms of power output, but he synergizes perfectly with a discard deck while disrupting your opponent’s strategy. If your foe has the hubris to field a high-strength card or a particularly annoying status effect alone on a location, field ‘em a Gambit and see how smug they’re feeling after. 

B-Tier Cards 


  • Collection: Pool 1
  • Ability: When you discard this from your hand, put it back with +4 Power.

While Apocalypse hits for a solid 8 without having been discarded first, and this can be enough for a final turn, he really shines when paired in a deck with Lady Sif, who can guarantee his power buff if they’re both in your hand from turn 3 onwards, prepping you for a big finish. 

Lady Sif

  • Collection: Pool 1
  • Ability: On Reveal: Discard the highest-cost card from your hand.

Aside from the obvious synergy with Apocalypse, Lady Sif can also make for a good early-game offensive play if you’ve drawn a low-cost hand and don’t mind losing something from it, particularly if you’ve got Hela in your Deck. Make sure she’s not in your hand, though. 

An alternative to this strat would be pairing Colleen Wing and Silver Samurai, as the former discards your lowest-cost card, and the latter costs one, with the power of drawing a card when discarded.

And that’s our discard deck tier list. Make sure to check our picks for the best overall cards in Marvel Snap, too, as well as our tips on tiebreakers, how to move and destroy cards, and how to upgrade your collection.

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